Bible: Starting on the New Testament. We read The Angel Visits Mary.
Devotions: The January Blues. John 14:1-4.
One of the snowballs the snowman was holding says, Keep Thyself Pure. So we talked about purity. And how we are white as snow because our sins are forgiven.
Sang Oh Be Careful Little Eyes
(music, art, character)
Art: Finished making a paper Larry Boy Veggie Tale paper craft. (art)
Music: Listened, sang, and moved to many different Christian kids music CD's.
Read Aloud: The Value of Fairness: The Story of Nellie Bly. (social studies, geography, character)
Reading: Kind and Brave: Dotty and Spotty, The Brave Dog, Two Dogs.
Phys Ed: Sledding! Yay! The snow is back!
Bible: Mary Praises God. Luke 1:46-50.
Devotions: The Voices We Hear. John 10:1-15.
Reading: Kind and Brave: The Wind and the Duck, The Ant and the Dove.
Social Studies: Character lessons. Read aloud The Value of Truth and Trust: The Story of Cochise.
Kings Kids Program.
Bible: Jesus is Born. Luke 2:1-7.
Devotions: Are you a Follower? John 1:35-37.
Music: Reviewed the Old and New Testament Books of the Bible songs.
Reading: Kind and Brave: The Lion and the Bear, The Foolish Weather Vane
Read aloud: The Value of Fantasy: The Story of Hans Christian Andersen
The Angel Visits the Shepherds. Luke 2:8-14.
Devotions: Jesus Did It For Us. Ephesians 2:8-10.
Reviewed Old and New Testament Books of the Bible songs (music)
Kind and Brave: Funny Bunny.
Review section M (pg. 122) o in shovel and ph in phone
Lesson 92 She completed this reasonably quick. She is also beginning to memorize her addition facts. Woo-hoo! She even asked to do flashcards!
Copied list 13 words 1x each and completed workbook section 1-2.
Began work on Badge 8. Psalms 91:1-2 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
Read aloud: The Value of Determination: The Story of Helen Keller. We saved the best for last.
We have read this story in the past and made comparisons of Helen's difficulties and Shayla's difficulties. It was a good story to show that people can overcome their differences and learn even if it's a different way.
The story said that Ann Sullivan found Helen as a spoiled child. Her parents felt sorry for her and her behavior was bad. I am finding that was a problem in our family, as well. I have been working on correcting these behaviors and it's not easy nine years into the game.
The end of the story has Helen going to Niagara Falls and hearing the falls with her feet. She hears with her hands by touch. Shayla, too, seems to do this with her oversensitive hearing. She can hear/feel music through medal folding chairs at band concerts, she can hear light bulbs, feel/hear the rumble of large trucks by walking barefoot on the ground. We discussed how this is another sense that most people are not in touch with and this is a gift we should use.
This concludes the Value Tales series. Although the stories were long and seemed to take an hour each day out of our school day, I believe they were well worth it. Not only did Shayla learn about a good character trait in each one, she also learned about famous people in history. At the end of each, there is a Historical Facts section where it explained the fact from fiction of the story. We learned geography in many of the books because many of the characters lived in and traveled to foreign lands and we located those places on the globe.